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Saint-Medard tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Medard in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Jonzac at 8 km from Saint-Medard

Visit Saint-Medard: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Medard is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Jonzac at 8 km and Barbezieux at 18 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Medard, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint-Medard in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Jonzac

Jonzac

at 8 km (direction west-north-west)

Best known as a spa town Jonzac also has...

See Jonzac guide
Barbezieux

Barbezieux

at 18 km (direction east-north-east), in the Charente department

Here in the small town of Barbezieux it is the castle...

See Barbezieux guide
Pons

Pons

at 25 km (direction north-west)

Pons is a quiet small town overlooked by a...

See Pons guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 33 km (direction north-west), in the Charente department

Cognac has an extensive old twon and town centre, nice...

See Cognac guide
 
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Jarnac

Jarnac

at 34 km (direction north-north-east), in the Charente department

Visitors to Jarnac can explore the small old town,...

See Jarnac guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 35 km (direction north-east), in the Charente department

In the Charente town of Saint-Simon you will enjoy a stroll...

See Saint-Simon guide
Pauillac

Pauillac

at 38 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

The small town of Pauillac is best known for...

See Pauillac guide
Blaye

Blaye

at 39 km (direction south-west), in the Gironde department

The town of Blaye is well known because of the...

See Blaye guide
Vertheuil

Vertheuil

at 41 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

In this tiny village you can see Vertheuil Abbey and also the...

See Vertheuil guide
Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 41 km (direction east-north-east), in the Charente department

The 12th century church in roman style is the...

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

The attractive village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is also well known for its imposing...

See Aubeterre-sur-Dronne guide
Charmant

Charmant

at 43 km (direction east), in the Charente department

Charmant is another pleasant Charente town, with a small castle and a...

See Charmant guide
Saintes

Saintes

at 45 km (direction north-west)

The town of Saintes is very interesting, with an extensive old-town to...

See Saintes guide
Talmont

Talmont

Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction west-north-west)

Talmont-sur-Gironde is one of the prettiest villages in Charente-Maritime, well known...

See Talmont guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Charente-Maritime

Map of places to visit near Saint-Medard

 
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Markets in and near Saint-Medard

  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (8km)
  • Montendre: market Thursday (13km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (17km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (25km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (33km)
  • Cavignac: market Thursday (33km)
  • Chalais: market Monday (34km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (35km)
  • Blaye: market Wednesday & Saturday (39km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (42km)

More information about Saint-Medard, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Medard, France

What to do at Saint-Medard? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Saint-Medard.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (42km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (29km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (38km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (39km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (42km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (43km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (48km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Chaigne (23km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (28km)
  • Logis de Forge (41km)
  • Parc du château Lanessan (43km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Lande (23km)
  • Forêt de Pons (25km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (36km)
  • Bec d'Ambès (44km)

Towns of Art and history

 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Medard is in the west of France at 105 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Saint-Medard is 435 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Medard

Canton: Jonzac

Arrondissement: Jonzac

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17500

Distance to Saint-Medard

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 105 km

from Paris: 435 km

from Calais: 638 km

from Nice: 632 km

from Bordeaux: 65 km

from Strasbourg: 709 km

Getting here

Most visitors will arrive by car typically from a channel ferry ports such as Saint Malo, Caen or Cherbourg, a drive af about 4-5 hours. For driving distances to Saint-Medard from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Champagnac, Chaunac, Fontaines-d'Ozillac, Leoville, Messac, Meux, Mortiers, Ozillac, Saint-Ciers-Champagne, Saint-Germain-de-Vibrac, Saint-Maigrin, Tugeras-Saint-Maurice, Vanzac and Vibrac.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Medard

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